Can BeautiFill® Last Longer in Cheeks Than Fillers?

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High cheekbones are a common sign of youth and beauty. Over time, our skin loses volume, causing flat cheeks and a wrinkled appearance. Fat grafting is a procedure that uses your own unwanted fat cells to restore volume in your cheeks. Dr. Christy Watson produces results that are softer and more long-lasting than traditional dermal fillers.

BeautiFill allows people to reduce fat in one area of their body while enhancing another. Best of all, this outpatient procedure can be completed in just one appointment. If you’re interested in this cutting-edge technology, call Body Bar MD in Carmel or Terre Haute, IN. We are proud to be the only facility in Indiana to offer laser lipo fat transfer.

What is BeautiFill?

Most people are already familiar with liposuction procedures, which remove unnecessary fat from the abdomen, thighs, hips, or other places. BeautiFill is a laser-based treatment that removes fat and uses it to enhance areas that have lost volume over time. Patients can improve their temples, cheek, chin, nasolabial folds, jowls, and other facial areas for a shapely look. Because your own fat cells are used, treatment is considered both safe and effective.

What about dermal fillers?

Traditional dermal fillers are an excellent way to add volume to the cheeks and other areas. However, this approach does not provide a lasting solution. Most fillers are made from a substance called hyaluronic acid and generally last up to a year. Periodic touch-up treatments may also be required based on your cosmetic goals. In contrast, BeautiFill can restore volume in your cheeks for up to five years with no maintenance involved.

Is BeautiFill right for me?

Ideal candidates for BeautiFill are considering fat transfer surgery but are uninterested in invasive liposuction procedures. You may struggle with flat or sagging cheeks and excess fat in areas like the abdomen, flanks, or thighs. Dr. Christy can perform an assessment and make sure you are at a consistent weight before your procedure. Keep in mind that any significant weight fluctuations after BeautiFill may alter your results.

How laser lipo fat transfer is performed

BeautiFill is an outpatient procedure performed in Carmel and Terre Haute, IN. As we mentioned, patients only require one session to get the results they want. Our office begins by cleaning the treatment areas and giving you a form of anesthesia. We then insert a special tool called a cannula to remove fat. The BeautiFill technology is then used to process and purify the fat before it is administered into your cheeks.

How to extend your BeautiFill results

Fat grafting is not permanent because your body slowly absorbs the added fat over time. However, there are ways to make your results last as long as possible after restoring volume in your cheeks. Follow these steps in the weeks and months after your BeautiFill session:

  • Do not gain weight on purpose before or after your fat transfer

  • Follow our post-operative instructions closely

  • Avoid placing direct pressure on the treatment sites

  • Eat healthily and exercise regularly

BeautiFill for cheek volume

Aging causes quite a lot of changes in our skin. If you are tired of traditional dermal fillers and are interested in laser lipo fat transfer, meet with the professionals at Body Bar MD. Dr. Christy Watson is proud to offer BeautiFill for cheek volume and more in Carmel or Terre Haute, IN.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.